ANNOUNCEMENT 12 Jul 2019
The South African Revenue Service (SARS) has established a temporary full rebate of the import tariff imposed on distributors and ignition coils identifiable for use solely or principally with motor vehicles.
NUMBER OF INTERVENTIONS
South Africa Revenue Service (SARS), Government Gazette No. 42577 No. R. 985 of 12 July 2019. Available at: https://www.sars.gov.za/AllDocs/Embargo/Tariffs/LAPD-LSec-CE-TA-2019-27%20-%20R985%20GG42577%20Schedule%201P1%20engines.pdf
International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC) Report No. 568 of 28 February 2019. Available at: http://www.itac.org.za/upload/document_files/20190712101209_Report-568.pdf
On 12 July 2019, the SARS has adopted Notice R. 985 establishing a temporary full rebate on certain distributors and ignition coils used in motor vehicles engines. The affected goods are classified under tariff subheading 8511.30.30.
Previously to this decision, the general import duty on this product was set at 15%.
This measure has been the result of an investigation carried out by the International Trade Administration Commission who after confirming that there was no local production of these goods, recommended on its Report No. 568 the elimination of the import tariff.
The new changes do not affect the EU and SADC countries as they already enjoyed a full rebate.